HOME / Press Box : Media criticism. Are Times Publishers Born Stupid? Let's check the historical record. By Jack Shafer|Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at 6:58 PM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Press Box articles. Follow the News and Politics section. Follow stories by Jack Shafer. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby How Can You Survive in an Air Bubble 100 Feet Underwater for Three Days? Questlove Remembers What Happened When He Went Roller-Skating With Prince Jack Shafer was Slate's editor at large. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at Shafer.Reuters@gmail.com. Photographs of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. and Adolph S. Ochs courtesy the New York Times. Click here to load comments.